Patrick French

The writer is a historian and biographer, and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at Cambridge University

Articles By Patrick French

His Portion of the Earth

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul’s ambition was to be a writer, and, in this, his legacy — shaped by the curious cultural ecosystem he found himself in — will endure beyond his politics and his often acerbic public personality.

India still has many shades, there is no one opinion

India hasn’t become a “Versus nation”, a place of polarity. If you live your life online or watch too much television news, shades of grey will be banished. But India holds multiple views and applies them contextually.

All Come to Look for America

A fact-rich and data-driven study breaks a few myths and unearths new insights about Indians in the US.

Ringmaster Trump

There is a bully in the bully pulpit. For America and the world, it promises to be a bumpy ride.

The end begins now

Trump’s presidency is year zero in a new world order where rules may be disappearing

The crowd that pushed for Brexit doesn’t have a clue on the road ahead

The outcome of Brexit vote has been a $2 trillion fall in global markets.

The pattern of murder

In the assassination of British MP Jo Cox, as in too many recent killings, a lethal combination: Mental illness and political extremism